LET announces first women's event in Saudi Arabia

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The Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jeddah is organizing the first professional women's golf tournament in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is organizing its first ladies tournament in March 2020 when it is organizing a Ladies European Tour event.

A $ 1 million (£ 750,000) prize fund will be offered at The Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Jeddah.

"It is an honor for the Tour to be part of history," said LET's chief executive Alexandra Armas. "This will be a fantastic experience."

The British Carly Booth, Amy Boulden and Rachel Drummond are among the players named as ambassadors for the event.

Triple Tour Winner Booth said: "I have visited Saudi Arabia a number of times and have been lucky enough to spend some time teaching local women and girls to play; they are so enthusiastic and I am sure it will seeing professional golfers in their country will inspire them to play and strive for their dreams. "

Amnesty International describes the human rights records of the Saudi regime as" horrific ", but the country has tried major sporting events towards the kingdom lure, in particular the heavyweight boxing match between the world between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. in Riyadh.

Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland refused to participate in the second men's Saudi International in January, despite offering a lucrative appearance for the appearance because the event "did not excite him", added that "100%, there is also a moral".

The Middle East country, which gradually eases some of its strict social rules and has recently announced that it will end separating restaurant entrances by gender.

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